David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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WAMC's David Guistina talks with Kris Fowler of the Fresh Air Fund about the need for upstate families to help host children from New York City that range in age from 7-12 years old.

(Airs 4/17/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Jesse McKinley of The New York Times.

(Airs 4/23 & 4/24/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the firing of Bill O’Reilly and its implications for Fox News, Out of 47 Major Editorials on Trump’s Syria Strikes, Only One Opposed, whether the photos of Syria’s dead children is a form of propaganda, and much more.

(4/21/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: we look at whether the passage of the state budget means the end of the legislative session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Governor’s reaction to a NY Times editorial criticizing his free college tuition plan, and as some communities around the state become sanctuary cities, Schenectady appears to be distancing itself from that label.

(Air 4/20/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(4/20/17) An encore airing of WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg, Activist, Lecturer, Author, and Former U.S. Military Analyst who is best known for releasing the Pentagon Papers in 1971.

(Airs 4/16 & 4/17/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the United Airlines viral video and whether the United passenger’s ‘troubled past’ was newsworthy, Bill O’Reilly’s on vacation, but will he return to Fox after sexual harassment claims/settlements get him in hot water, the Pulitzer Prize awards and how they show that layoffs haven’t sapped the heart of local news, and more.

(Airs 4/14/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The 153 $Billion New York State Budget passed this week and good government groups are weighing in, we’ll take you to Buffalo where Governor Cuomo touted the state budget and more investment in Western New York, and our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on why Ethics Reform did not make the budget.

NY GOP Chair Ed Cox
NYGOP.org

(Airs 4/13/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Republican Party Chair Ed Cox.

(Airs 4/9 & 4/10/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about Fox losing more advertisers after sexual harassment claims against O’Reilly, President Trump and U.S. libel law, a new Pew Research survey finds new Pew Research survey finds ‘Important political news’ is a casualty of the Trump-media feud, and much more.

(Airs 4/7/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: State budget negotiations collapse and Governor Cuomo explains why, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on the politics of the late budget, and activists rally in Albany in support of a bill to create a universal, publicly funded health insurance plan for the state.

(Airs 4/6/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Casey Seiler, State Editor and Albany Bureau Chief for the Albany Times Union.

After his recent death, we present an encore interview with WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation with Joseph Persico about his book - Roosevelt's Centurions.

(Airs 4/02 & 4/03/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about political bias and sexism in the media.

(Airs 3/31/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: The state budget is due but it’s the federal budget in Washington that Governor Cuomo warns might impact money for schools in NY, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the budget wrangling this week, and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman responds to President Trump’s Executive Order to roll back the Clean Power Plan.

WAMC's Political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts with WAMC's David Guistina on Michael Flynn offering to testify in the Russion Inquiry but says he wants immunity, Vice President Pence casting the tie breaking vote in the Senate on  a bill  giving states permission to withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, and two White House officials helped provide Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, with reports that showed incidental surveillance of the Trump team.

NCAA-FINAL FOUR

THE WOMEN’S FINAL FOUR

Friday, March 31 (Final Four in Dallas)

No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 2 Stanford, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2

No. 1 UConn vs. No. 2 Mississippi State, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Sunday, April 2

National Championship Game (Dallas), 6 p.m., ESPN

(Airs 3/30/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Blair Horner, The Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG).

(Airs 3/26 & 3/27/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about a new report that finds a majority of U.S. news is still produced by men, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson allows Fox News, excludes others from a DMZ meeting, and the competition for investigative journalists during the Trump Administration is fierce.

(Airs 3/24/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Proponents of raising taxes on New York’s wealthiest cite the continued bad news from Washington about deep federal cuts to health care and other areas, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on that and Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s new job, and NY’s Lt. Governor makes a clean energy announcement.

(Airs 3/23/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Yancey Roy, Albany Bureau Chief for Newsday.

(Airs 3/19 & 3/20/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Gazette Editor Judy Patrick. On this week's show they talk about bureau chiefs being ‘deeply concerned’ that Rex Tillerson is ditching the press on his Asia trip, the question of whether daily opinion pages headed to the morgue, the most popular item ever on wsj.com, and much more.

(Airs 3/17/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: a Blizzard hits the Northeast and the Mohawk Valley and Southern Tier were ground zero, a report from Great Lakes Radio on this deadly winter for snowmobilers, and our political observer Alan Chartock share's his thoughts on President Trump firing 46 U.S. Attorney’s, including NY’s Preet Bharara.

(Airs 3/16/17 @ 3 p.m.) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News.

(Airs 3/12 & 3/13/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about what would happen if Obama sued Trump for libel, as Rex Tillerson considers ditching reporters, bureau chiefs hash out the details, Politico becomes the latest newsroom to cut down on flabby stories, and more.

(Airs 3/10/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Democrats propose an alternative plan for NY, as the Republican Congress works on replacing the ACA or so-called Obamacare, our political observer Alan Chartock share’s his thoughts on a possible pay raise for lawmakers in exchange for an on-time budget, and we take a look at what it’s like to be an immigrant in New York.

NY GOP Chair Ed Cox
NYGOP.org

WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State GOP Chairman Ed Cox.

(Airs 3/6 & 3/7/17) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about a PBS-commissioned survey that finds 73 percent of voters oppose eliminating federal funding for public TV, whether Trump’s big speech spawned a marathon of media fawning, U.S. News and World Report unveils state-by-state rankings, a listener letter and more.

(Airs 3/02/17) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: With just a month before the state budget is due, numerous interest groups are converging on the capitol, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on President Trump’s impact on the New York Stock Exchange, and Congressman Maloney will reintroduce legislation to require a federal study on long-term health effects of PFOS and PFOA exposure.

(Airs 3/02/17) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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